Organised business has appealed to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to delay its vote on the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and send it back to parliament’s select committee on health & social welfare so MPs can take another stab at it.

The committee approved the bill last week without making any changes to the version submitted to it by the National Assembly in June, despite inviting written and oral submissions from the public. Not even technical changes and corrections suggested by the department of health were incorporated...

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